MHG58984 - Cross Slab No. 2 - St. Finan's Chapel, Eilean Fhianain
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Type and Period (1)
- CROSS SLAB (Early Medieval to Medieval - 561 AD? to 1559 AD?)
- None recorded
This island, which takes its name from one of the saints bearing the Irish name Finan, is situated about 200m from both the N and S banks of Loch Shiel. It measures about 200m from N to S by 180m and has steep sides rising to an undulating summit-area which has been extensively used for burials by the adjacent Protestant and Roman Catholic communities of Sunart and Moidart respectively. The ruined medieval church near the W edge of the summit contains a cast bronze bell of Early Christian type, as well as a graveslab and cross-head, both of late medieval date. A female effigy of the same period lies near the N end of the summit, close to a group of large simple cruciform stones which are probably of 18th-century date. A cross-marked gravemarker (no.1) stands in the same area (See MHG58983), and a small cruciform stone of uncertain period (no.2) was recorded in 1974 but has since disappeared.
(2) [NM76NE 1.03] Cruciform stone with tapered shaft and side-arms, about 0.52m high by 0.22m across the arms. At the centre of one face there is an incised Latin cross, 48mm high and 20mm in span. <1>
See link below to to HES Canmore record for photos and sketches of the cross slab.
|Grid reference||Centred NM 7522 6833 (20m by 20m)|
|Civil Parish||ARISAIG AND MOIDART|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/319526/eilean-fhianain-cross-no-2 (Link to the online HES Canmore record)
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